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Butch Jones among friends and family in Saugatuck

The Jones family from left, Lisa Jones, Lyle Jones, Betty Jones, and Butch Jones. 'My passion was to be a police officer initially.' Says Jones. His late father Lyle Jones was Saugatuck's police chief and is fondly remembered by the Saugatuck community. 

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The Jones family from left, Lisa Jones, Lyle Jones, Betty Jones, and Butch Jones. "My passion was to be a police officer initially." Says Jones. His late father Lyle Jones was Saugatuck's police chief and is fondly remembered by the Saugatuck community. (Special to the News)

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  • Butch Jones and his mother Betty Jones during a visit home to Saugatuck, MI on Friday, July 5, 2013. 'We've lived in this house for 42 years. Raising a family here is wonderful.' Says Betty Jones. 

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  • Butch Jones, center, is surrounded by members of his family, from left, son Adam Jones, nephew Connor Cruickshank, mother Betty Jones, nephew Cameron Cruickshank, and son Alex Jones in Saugatuck, MI on Friday, July 5, 2013. 

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  • Butch Jones and his mother Betty Jones look at old family photographs during Jones' visit home in Saugatuck, MI this past 4th of July holiday. 'It's like you're living in heaven every day.' Says Betty Jones of Saugatuck. 'Raising a Family here is wonderful.'

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  • Butch Jones, right, with grandparents, sister Lisa, left, and mother Betty. 

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  • The Jones family from left, Lisa Jones, Lyle Jones, Betty Jones, and Butch Jones. 'My passion was to be a police officer initially.' Says Jones. His late father Lyle Jones was Saugatuck's police chief and is fondly remembered by the Saugatuck community. 

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  • A young Butch Jones and his grandfather. 

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  • A young Butch Jones with a cigar. 'He smoked cigars at two' Say Betty Jones. 'I don't know if he really smoked them.' The cigars were from a neighbor who thought it the gesture humorous. 

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  • Butch Jones and sister Lisa Cruickshank, then known as Lisa Jones, in a western themed photograph taken in a photo studio in Saugatuck, MI.

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  • Butch Jones and sister Lisa Cruickshank, then known as Lisa Jones.

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  • Butch Jones in a high school portrait. At one point, Jones played as many as three different sports during his high school career along with performing in the school's marching band. 

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  • Butch Jones' bedroom of his home in Saugatuck was covered entirely with Tampa Bay Buccaneers decorations. 'I lived and died on Tampa Bay.' Says Jones of his childhood. In 1976 Jones visited Tampa, FL for the first time and managed to get an autograph from every member on the team. 

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  • Dan Wilson, former Saugatuck High School athletic director catches up with Butch Jones on Friday, July 5, 2013. 'He was a good quarterback.' Says Wilson. 'His knowledge of the game was far superior to the other kids.'

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  • Butch Jones meets with Saugatuck locals, from left, Vince Mocini, Dale Winter, and Darryl Meyer at The Annex Coffee Shop in Saugatuck on Saturday, July 6, 2013. 

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  • Mark Bekken, on of Butch Jones coaches in Saugatuck, meets up with Jones at The Annex Coffee Shop in Saugatuck, MI on Saturday, July 6, 2013. 

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  • A group of local fans gather at The Annex Coffee Shop to meet with Butch Jones during a public appearance in Saugatuck, MI on Saturday, July 6, 2013. 'There's a polite humbleness to him but don't let it ever fool you.' Says Butch Jones' friend Tom Arnold on Jones'. 'He's extremely competitive and he'll win. He'll find a way to beat you.'

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  • Butch Jones is interviewed on live radio by longtime friend Mike Johnson, owner of the Coral Gables, on Saturday, July 6, 2013. 

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